Butterfly sightings for August 2012

Aug 1 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Shea Prairie and A to Z Farm.
Iowa County

Up to 7 Black Swallowtails were puddling with an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Only a few minutes at A to Z. A Lady and a lesser fritillary vanished without a trace.

puddling swallowtails

puddling swallowtails

Aug 1 2012

Dorothy Legler

Location: Sauk City
Sauk County

The snout was seen outside Ace hardware store. The Question Mark was in my yard.

Aug 1 2012

Lester Doyle

Location: Mackenzie Environmental Center Poynette, Columbia Co. WI 8.1.12
Columbia County

I took a lot of pictures of this butterfly, and just realized tonight that this was a Gray Comma after going through my newly purchased "Butterflies of the North Woods".

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

★ = New county photo record

Aug 1 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 1 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: UW-Madison campus
Dane County

The red admiral was on the lakeshore path. The skippers were in the flower beds outside Bascom Hall, the Social Science Building, and Ingraham Hall.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 1 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park, Town of Neenah
Winnebago County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 1 2012

Peter Thornquist

Location: River Hills on the Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 1 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Nothing noteworthy in the world of Lepidoptera today. But I saw this beautiful small beetle on a Milkweed plant. I think it is a Chrysochus auratus or a Dogbane Beetle.

Dogbane Beetle

Dogbane Beetle

Aug 1 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Herziger Farm Retention Pond
Winnebago County

Owned by the Town of Neenah. About 9:00 to 9:30. Everything was sprayed and dead except the very edge of the pond.

Sachem

Sachem

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 2 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Mack Wildlife Area
Outagamie County

Bischcoff and Herman Rds. Overcast with some sprinkles. 8:30-10:45. Quite a few shorebirds including a lot of Lesser Yellowlegs.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Aug 2 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Outagamie Wildlife Area
Outagamie County

10:45 to Noon. Overcast with some sprinkles. Walked the dike 1/4 mile south from the southmost paking lot on highway M.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 2 2012

Stan Rehm

Location: Schluckebier Prairie
Sauk County

Also several unidentified sulphurs and blues, but overall quite diminished lep population on a prairie with very sparse flora compared to previous years.

Aug 2 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 2 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard and Marsh
Marquette County

82 degrees and sunny. (After the rain.) 4-6:15 PM. Got to see a Harvester laying eggs.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 2 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park, Town of Neenah
Winnebago County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 3 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Killsnake Wildlife Area, Collins Marsh
Manitowoc County

Osprey nest at Collins.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Osprey

Osprey

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 3 2012

Daniel Keach

Location: Town of Monroe near Lake Petenwell
Adams County

Harvester

Harvester

Sachem

Sachem

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 3 2012

Armund Bartz

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens State Natural Area
Jackson County

A little slim for this property but fresh Leonard's was a great find.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 3 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

I walked the upper meadows this morning. Wednesday, I only walked the area near Lake Michigan. It is interesting to see how different the butterflies are in the 2 areas. Southward bird migration is already starting: saw a couple of different Warbler species which nest north of here in the summer. I was also entertained by a newly fledged Robin who posed for me while his nearby parent chided me for coming so close.

American Robin

American Robin

Black-and-white Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 3 2012

John Davis

Location: my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

bright sunny day high 80's, humid with no wind,

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Aug 3 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Doty Park, Neenah
Winnebago County

Skippers all over one large flower bed. Constantly moving. Hard to get photos.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 3 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Rountree Branch Nature Trail, Platteville
Grant County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 3 2012

armund bartz

Location: Palm Road barrens-1/4 mile west of hwy K along Palm Rd.
Jackson County

Just a quick stop to check the blazingstar plants at a restoration site for Leonard's Skipper. The stop was a success and added another great conservative butterfly to the list for the site that also includes Dusted Skipper and Gorgone Checkerspot. Hopefully I can add phlox moth next year!

Aug 4 2012

Janice Adomeit

Location: Waterloo
Jefferson County

I have had three sightings of the Common Buckeye over the past week - two in Waterloo (different locations- 1 1/2 miles apart) and one in Marshall.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 4 2012

Jorge Goderstad

Location: Mazomanie
Dane County

Lake Marion east of Mazomanie.

Aug 4 2012

Tim Fenske

Location: West side of Little Green Lake, near Markesan
Green Lake County

Sluggish individual, early morning on cottage steps.

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 4 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Other than the very edges, no butterflies on the prairie.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

ambush bug

ambush bug

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 4 2012

Terry Leasa

Location: My yard, City of Fond duLac
Fond du Lac County

I watched something today that I've never noticed before. I was photographing the Hairsteak and I noticed that every time he landed on a flower he landed backwards . I didn't get it for a while but then it dawned on me. He was doing a security check on the flower before he ate. This guy would land, wiggle his tail (that looks like it has eyes and antenna), and if no one attacked he would turn around and enjoy a bit of nectar.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Aug 4 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Silver Lake
Barron County

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 4 2012

John Dixon

Location: Brighton Township, Kenosha Co., WI.
Kenosha County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 5 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Germania Marsh
Marquette County

I was surprised by how little was flying despite the abundant nectar sources available in the wetlands.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 5 2012

Peter Thornquist

Location: Milwaukee River, River Hills
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 5 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, various locations along E Cheryl Parkway
Dane County

Not many butterflies today even though there were quite a few nectar sources. The first butterfly I saw today was a dainty sulphur, and for quite awhile I thought that would be my only butterfly for the day. I did see a few others later. Also quite a few dragonflies, damselflies, and grasshoppers.

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Bluet sp.

Bluet sp.

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Aug 5 2012

Ginny Nelson

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

There were many more grasshoppers and dragonflies than butterflies.

Aug 5 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: my yard in Menomonie
Dunn County

observed 2 individuals "fighting" on and off in my front yard garden.

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 5 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Maiden Rock Bluff SNA
Pepin County

Sachems were very abundant, mainly nectaring on the clover prevalent in the mowed path around the prairie. The gray hairstreak was seen in the giant ragweed "jungle" near the parking lot.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Viceroy

Viceroy

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 5 2012

K. Java

Location: My yard
Burnett County

Just leaving for a vacation when I spotted this one nectaring on the Swamp Milkweed along our shoreline.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 5 2012

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Numbers falling. Low last night of 50. Clouded numbers low, few chances to verify vs Pink Edged. Dainty movement mostly south

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 5 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve
Brown County

Sunny, windy and cool.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 5 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Bay Beach
Brown County

Windy.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 6 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Sachems in all garden areas and even nectaring on the tansy

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 6 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Herziger Farm Retention Pond
Winnebago County

Town of Neenah. Sunny, calm and cool. 8:00-8:30. Many Sachems.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 6 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Avoca Prairie
Iowa County

Not much going on.

Aug 6 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: French Creek WLA
Columbia County

Aug 6 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Winnebago County Park
Winnebago County

Wet prairie.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 6 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Marsh Rd. south of Weyauwega
Waupaca County

Had to make a short notice trip to New London so I stopped at Marsh Road on the way home and it turned out to be a good idea again. Should stop here more often.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Sachem

Sachem

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 6 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: my garden Okauchee Lake
Waukesha County

First Sachem of the year, nectaring on marigolds. This skipper is very sporadic in Waukesha County, and not seen consistently, as compared to the Fiery Skipper.

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 6 2012

Mike Reese

Location: At three areas along Lake Michigan in Kewanee
Kewaunee County

Sachems again were seen at all sites.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 7 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Hardscrabble SNA, Ipswich SNA, Belmont Mound St Park
Lafayette County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 7 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Dog Hollow Farm on Rush Creek Road
Crawford County

Weird Butterfly Tales...I did some concrete patching in the barn and cleaned the wheelbarrow out in the driveway. An hour later, loads of blues were puddling. A closer look revealed six species of Quikrete-loving butterflies.

One other species, unidentified, was a grass skipper, probably Dun

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 7 2012

John Davis

Location: my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

between 11:30 am and 2 pm the garden was busy with many butterflies, maybe the most I've seen this summer, low 90's and very sunny with a light NW wind

the Fiery and Sachem were all males and were chasing one another and the other butterflies

Sachem

Sachem

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 7 2012

Rod Everson

Location: My garden in North Bend
Jackson County

Taken around noon. Couldn't get a picture from above, but from below it appears to be a male Sachem. Every time it perched it kept its wings folded up.

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 7 2012

Lea O'Toole

Location: City of Racine,south end,2 blocks from Lake Michigan
Racine County

Saw a Gray Hairstreak when I was watering my Rose of Sharon plant. It was way down into the center of the flower and did not seem to mind the bees pushing it out of the way as they tried to collect their pollen.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 7 2012

Jaye Nelson

Location: Hospital on Spring Street
Racine County

A beautiful day. One red Admiral by the pond. Rather small and more orange marking than those of that last spring. Multiple Sachems nectaring in the flower bed at the turn into the cancer center.

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 7 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Various stops
Grant County

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Aug 7 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Lawrence Creek WLA
Marquette County

92 degrees and Sunny. Took it to the springs and creeks to find the BFs. A lot of new ground covered. Even found a stand of white cedars. One Mustard White had a lot of gray veins.

Aug 7 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma Wetlands Park
Waushara County

5:45-6:15

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 7 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Mosquito Hill and N Water St.
Outagamie County

All the skippers were at the pull off on N Water St. by the railroad tracks east of New London.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 8 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Breezewood Ln. Retention Pond, Neenah
Winnebago County

Just a five minute window in the morning to have a look.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 8 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Riverside Park gardens
La Crosse County

Aug 9 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Comstock Rd
Barron County

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 10 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Small prairie garden in my back yard in Ringle,
Marathon County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 10 2012

Rod Everson

Location: My garden in North Bend
Jackson County

This male Sachem posed long enough to get several pictures from various angles.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 10 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

Sunny, 73, 2-4 PM.
I'm so ecstatic about finding the Pipevine. It made me work hard for the pictures, but what a thrill.

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Sachem

Sachem

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 10 2012

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie (town park in Harmony Grove area)
Columbia County

Seen 5 pm...air temp in the 70's with intermittent cloud cover and bright sunlight. Butterfly was active and first observed as small and white butterflyfrom the side. I manged to get a picture in the vegetation (first picture), and later it settled out on the trail with wings open for a while, allowing for close observation and pictures (second picture).

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 10 2012

Ginny Nelson

Location: International Crane Foundation
Sauk County

This is one of my favorite spots for viewing butterflies, and I usually see more variety. Some of the sandy areas are still dry and crunchy.

Aug 10 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Marsh Rd. south of Weyauwega
Waupaca County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 11 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Fremont Nature Area/ Railroad Grade Rd.
Waupaca County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 11 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Barronett
Barron County

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 11 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Arrowhead Rd.
Winnebago County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 11 2012

J. Simon

Location: Nine Springs
Dane County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Checkered White

Checkered White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

★ = New county photo record

Aug 11 2012

Peter Thornquist

Location: River Hills on the Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 11 2012

Bob Ring

Location: Calumet County Fairgrounds
Calumet County

I saw a Mourning Cloak fly by today.

Aug 11 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Brady's Bluff Prairie SNA
Trempealeau County

sunny, 78F. amazingly, I only saw 2 butterflies on the hike up and down the bluff.

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 11 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Holland Sand Prairie SNA
La Crosse County

late in the afternoon, 78F, turning cloudy. Again, hardly any butterflies seen. I was hoping for some good sightings today, but pretty much got skunked.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Aug 11 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie, Brigham Township
Iowa County

Late afternoon, 75 degrees and sunny. One of the Eastern tailed blues was very worn. I saw something that I thought was a skipper, but upon closer examination it turned out to be one of my favorite moths, the chickweed geometer. I saw three of them in a very small area, so there may very well have been more of them around.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Chickweed Geometer

Chickweed Geometer

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aug 11 2012

SWBA LWR Field Trip

Location: Blue River Unit (Grant Co.) and Avoca Unit (Iowa Co.) of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

This was the 6th annual field trip, to the Lower Wis Riverway, of the Southern Wis Butterfly Association, led by Mike Reese. 17 participants. We found 30 species, tying the 2010 trip. We encountered 12 immigrant species from the south, the highest of the 6 years. The immigrants were Checkered White, Orange Sulphur, Little Yellow, Sleepy orange, Dainty Sulphur, Gray Hairstreak, Red Admiral, Common Buckeye, Monarch, Common Checkered-Skipper, Fiery Skipper and Sachem.

Aug 11 2012

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Dainty's staying put. Third week most on one stretch of road, but singles in several new spots. Notable lack of punctuation butterflies all season.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 12 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Wolf Wilderness Recreation Trail, Winneconne
Winnebago County

Cloudy and cool.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 12 2012

Alex Harmon

Location: Near Crivitz
Marinette County

This is the first Harvester I have ever seen. These were at a cottage on the Peshtigo River.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 12 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Rotary Botanical Garden
Rock County

75, cloudy, 2-3 PM

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Sachem

Sachem

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 12 2012

Dave Nance

Location: Madison
Dane County

in a residential neighborhood on the near west side

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 13 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 13 2012

Sharon Morgan

Location: In my town of Menasha yard....
Winnebago County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sachem

Sachem

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 13 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

Sachem

Sachem

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 13 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Chippewa County Riverview Reserve, Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

70F, intermittent sprinkles. A brisk 30 min. walk at lunch time.

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 13 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Allen Centennial & Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

77 degrees and sunny. 4:30-7:30 PM. Saw Fiery skipper males trying to mate with Sachem females at both locations. Saw Male Sachems at both locations. Red Admiral was at Olbrich and it could fly.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 13 2012

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

Saw three very cooperative individuals at three different locations within the park, all three feeding.
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Temp: Mid 70's
Both Pictures of the same butterfly

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 13 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Avoca WLA
Iowa County

77 degrees and Sunny. Did not find lost car keys.
Didn't get more than 20' off the road in all the other places. Mourning Cloak was by a dead skunk.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 13 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Lone Rock to Bakken’s Pond SNA
Sauk County

77 degrees and Sunny. Tawny Emperor landed on me twice.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 13 2012

Jan Gehr

Location: Menomonee Park
Waukesha County

Observed on Joe-Pye Weed along wetland path near Camp Pow Wow.

Aug 14 2012

Ginny Nelson

Location: Ice Age Junction off PD
Dane County

These observations were casual ones made while collecting prairie seeds for Dane County.

Aug 14 2012

Janice Adometi

Location: Charles Langer Family Park, Marshall
Dane County

Spotted a Viceroy in the prairie flowers. I was able to track him for a couple of pictures. He doesn't stay at one place very long.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 14 2012

Joan Braune

Location: olbrich garden
Dane County

Aug 14 2012

Edgar Spalding

Location: Middleton, a nondescript suburban lawn
Dane County

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Aug 14 2012

Sharon Morgan

Location: my Town of Menasha yard....
Winnebago County

Sachem

Sachem

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 14 2012

Vicki Depies

Location: Our backyard, Random Lake Rd.
Sheboygan County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 14 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Shady Ln./ WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

West end of Shady Lane and the WIOUWASH Trail north from Medina Jct. Rd. to the county line and south a half mile.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Sachem

Sachem

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 15 2012

Ann Thering

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

My first Wisconsin Horace's! She didn't stick around too long. The Gray Hairstreak in the image nectaring on goldenrod was found on last Saturday's SWBA field trip.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 15 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Madison, UW Library Mall
Dane County

A most entertaining half hour watching the skippers on this fairly large bed of purple flowers. They were very active. My challenge: How many skippers could I capture in one photo? Answer (to my disappointment): Two. A number of times I saw five skippers at the same time with the naked eye but was unable to capture more than two in one photo.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 15 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

★ = New county photo record

Aug 15 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

North a half mile from Fairview Rd. and south one mile.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 16 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Fond du Lac County Park
Fond du Lac County

Warm, breezy, sunny. White-faced hornet was very agressive about chasing the monarch.

Sachem

Sachem

White-faced Hornet

White-faced Hornet

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 17 2012

Tori Graham

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie
Kenosha County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 17 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, Quarry Ridge Recreation Area
Dane County

Not much time for butterflying today, but I managed to squeeze in 20 minutes between appointments. How many butterflies can you see in 20 minutes? Today it was 4 species, 13+ individual butterflies. And they were photogenic to boot. A lucky day.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 17 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard, and various places in Oxford Township
Marquette County

72 degrees and sunny. Blooming Alfalfa in the ditch was a big draw.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Aug 17 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Lawrence Creek SNA
Adams County

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 17 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Whitnall Park, Hales Corners
Milwaukee County

Male Pipevine Swallowtail seen flying a few times, but never settled down for a photo. I had a clear view of the metallic pale blue upper hind wings.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Sachem

Sachem

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 17 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: SW Part of Mukwa Wildlife Area
Waupaca County

An early, quick walk-through. Just starting to come out.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 17 2012

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

Also saw 2 hummingbird moths and 3 Great Spreadwing damselflies.

Aug 17 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Emmons Creek
Portage County

The barrens had several Common Wood-Nymphs and Great Spangled Fritillaries but that's it. Also walked around Fountain Lake. Lots of miles per butterfly today.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 17 2012

Jaye Nelson

Location: Racine lake front from Siena Cdenter in North to Dekovin Center in South
Racine County

Sighting during the week of Aug 13 to 17, 2012. Two rainy days with out sightings. Today was a magnificant day with a nice breeze off the lake blue skies perfect weather for butterfly hunting. Many Mourning Cloak by the lake in the mud getting their minerals. One landed right in front of me on a rock saying, "Here I am, I want my picture taken." Most of the BF were in the weeds or bushes around the lake. Many Skippers.

Mike, I still have problems with the skippers. I hope these photos might be clear enough to ID. Still working on learning Skipper characteristics. This web page has videos that help in case you haven't seen the page: http://www.rkwalton.com/skippers/field_skippers.php. J

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 17 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Hwy 16 south of Hwy 23
Columbia County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 17 2012

Tim Fenske

Location: Rock Island S.P. (soon to have a new corporate name?)
Door County

I found some records I hadn't submitted from 2012 that I think will include a new WI species for me.

Sachem

Sachem

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 18 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Lake Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Aug 18 2012

Tim Fenske

Location: Rock Island SP
Door County

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 18 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Avoca LWR
Iowa County

1-2:30 PM. Hackberry's on 2 of the 3 roads. 1 where the pine plantation meets the meadow.

Aug 18 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: SW Part of Mukwa Wildlife Area
Waupaca County

I think this was the sixth Morning Cloak I saw this year (including my first butterfly of the year), but it was the first one close enough, or sat long enough to positively identify. Finally.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 18 2012

Daniel Jackson

Location: Several Stops From Rush Creek SNA to Prairie Du Chien
Crawford County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sachem

Sachem

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Aug 18 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Blue River LWR
Grant County

10:30-12:30 PM.

Aug 18 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

3-4:30 PM

Aug 18 2012

Daniel Jackson

Location: Rush Creek SNA
Crawford County

Brought camera up to shoot a picture and it took off never to be seen again....

Aug 18 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Marsh Rd. south of Weyauwega
Waupaca County

Sachem

Sachem

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Aug 18 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, Quarry Ridge Recreation Area
Dane County

I walked around the back part of this park which includes a large pond. The butterfly of the day was the Eastern tailed blue which was present everywhere I went in the park.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 19 2012

Nick Anich

Location: Residential area near golf course
Ashland County

Just wandering around in my parents' yard - ton of Fierys and Sachems.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 19 2012

Tim Fenske

Location: Rock Island State Park
Door County

Aug 19 2012

Ryan Brady

Location: My house off Wanabo Rd west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Dainty Sulphurs and Sachems were highlights. Not much flying up here these days though I haven't been out much in the past month.

Sachem

Sachem

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 19 2012

Ryan Brady

Location: Downtown Ashland
Ashland County

Casual observation in a friend's garden in town - Sachems are apparently abundant and widespread.

Aug 19 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

Larson trailhead north to II and south to Hillcrest Dr. and then east 1/2 mile. Decent photos few and far between for some reason.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 19 2012

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 19 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: my property and surrounding property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 20 2012

Ryan Brady

Location: DNR Service Center on west side of Ashland
Ashland County

Sachems galore...

Aug 20 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Wis River boat landing, Castle Rd, Spring Green Preserve, Spring Green Library Garden
Sauk County

Several Fiery Skippers and Sachems were dizzyingly active at the Spring Green Library small garden.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 20 2012

Rachael Butek

Location: Rural road south-west of Colfax
Dunn County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 20 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Marsh Rd. north of Weyauwega
Waupaca County

This road is much improved since I was here last spring. It was so rutted up it was hard to make it through.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

American Lady

American Lady

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 20 2012

Robin Verhasselt

Location: Hillview Road, Phlox
Langlade County

Mourning cloak resting on our deck.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

★ = New county photo record

Aug 20 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Got back from Florida last night. The weather is so lovely and cool here. I had only a little time for a short walk in the park. Sachems everywhere.

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 21 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Marsh Rd. north of Weyauwega
Waupaca County

Walked the rest of the gravel portion that I didn't do yesterday. Habitat not so different but the butterflies were. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtails were both black forms. One fresh, the other not so much. The fresh one touched my chest and flew off without posing.

I have no idea where that Eyed Brown came from.

I might have seen a Mustard but my best photo was not so good. Please delete it if it doesn't pass muster. Thanks.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Mustard White

Mustard White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Sachem

Sachem

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 21 2012

John Davis

Location: my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

Nice afternoon, sunny with light breeze

There were Fiery and Sachem Skippers everywhere, difficult to count, and at one time a large group of male Fiery Skipper formed a whirling cloud as they chased one another around the garden

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 21 2012

Armund Bartz

Location: Holland Sand Prairie SNA
La Crosse County

Warm clear day. The site is great for butterflies right now with nearly 1000 rough blazingstars in full bloom. The sheer number of blazingstars coupled with the large number of sachems made it difficult to search for Leonard's skipper. I did get some rusty orange skippers but they were Fiery skippers. Interesting that Aaron Carlson picked up so few butterflies just a week and one half ago. How quickly things can change!!

Aug 21 2012

Andy Paulios

Location: Aldo Leopold Foundation
Sauk County

Butterflies seen during walks at breaks on campus.

Aug 21 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Colic Slough Road
Waupaca County

I had five extra minutes so I thought I'd check out this road. Lots of milkweed and joe-pye-weed. I'll be back.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 21 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Froedtert Hospital Grounds
Milwaukee County

While waiting for a friend at the hospital, I took a walk by the cattail ponds. Beautiful flowers, frogs, bunnies, birds, and dragonflies, as well as butterflies. Wonderful peaceful place next to a busy medical center.

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery and Peck's Skippers

Fiery and Peck's Skippers

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 22 2012

Vicki Depies

Location: Our backyard, Random Lake Rd.
Sheboygan County

Sad to say, I haven't yet seen any Giant Swallowtails this year; still waiting!

Aug 22 2012

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 22 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

North a half mile from Oakridge Road and south one mile. 09:00 to 10:15. Must have been way too early.

Aug 22 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park, Town of Neenah
Winnebago County

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 23 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Walking iron park
Dane County

Aug 23 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Town of Menasha Open Space
Winnebago County

This is an unnamed open space located on the west shore of Little Lake Butte des Morts and south of the bridge. It is owned by the Town of Menasha. This is where the Fox River PCB dredging operation took place. When the dredging was done it was planted in prairie. I walked through here last year when the prairie was in it's first year. This year it is ten times better. I was very surprised.

Tons of Sachems. I more or less walked the perimeter and a diagonal line on both sides of the creek. There has to be a hundred Sachems per acre here.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 23 2012

Andy Paulios and Joel Trick

Location: Aldo Leopold Foundation Property
Sauk County

Seen near building

Aug 23 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Rocky Run Oak Savanna SNA
Columbia County

Lots of nectar sources with nothing nectaring here, but I did see a Southern Dogface.

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 24 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Edgewater Park
Dodge County

Dog friendly side of the park.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 24 2012

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

Aug 24 2012

Mike Reese

Location: White River Marsh Wildlife Area
Green Lake County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 24 2012

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

I got tired of counting the Dainty Sulphurs. They were on the sides of almost every road I traveled. An unexpected find of a Karner on scat.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 24 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park, Town of Neenah
Winnebago County

Found time for a short walk this afternoon. Sunny and breezy.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 24 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Kempers Woods, Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

82F, breezy, mostly sunny. 45-min lunch walk. Not much flying except grasshoppers.

Aug 24 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

From Breezewood Lane to Highway G and back. 09:30 to 10:45. Light rain off and on. I felt lucky I did not get skunked.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 25 2012

Donnalynn Bloedel

Location: field near my house in Campbellsport
Fond du Lac County

Very few butterflies out there today.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 25 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Colic Slough Road
Waupaca County

The S-B Frits gave me trouble. Had to go back to that spot five times before one sat in a place where I could identify it.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 25 2012

Joan Rickert

Location: yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 25 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: my yard Okauchee
Waukesha County

My first Fiery Skipper successfully reared . Forty five days from egg to adult...emerging today. These skippers dominated my garden since early July and flew in company with Sachems for about a week. Sachems have not been seen currently.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 25 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Cretan Labyrinth Garden, Regner Park, West Bend
Washington County

The skippers were very active. At one point I saw five skippers swirling above the flowers.

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 25 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County

Black River Trail area off of County V. The male Sachem was courting this female for at least ten minutes.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 25 2012

Jaye Nelson

Location: Boat launch behind Gateway down town area
Racine County

Sunny, 79 degrees, muggy, no breeze, marsh like area and lake front. Many Sailboats. Birds starting to gather for trip south. Multiple skippers. Ever present Cabbage Whites.

Sachem

Sachem

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 25 2012

Mike Reese

Location: West Side Park, Berlin
Green Lake County

Stopped at this park on the way through to see if anything was in the flower beds. It isn't very big but there were three male Sachem battling.

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 25 2012

Jim Otto

Location: Black River State Forest
Jackson County

Best place was on the recently reconstructed dike of the Lower Wilson Marsh Flowage. Along this dike I found my first ever Variegated Frits, plus many, many Dainty Sulphurs. A couple of other grass skippers were too fast for me to ID. Spotted and photographed the 2 resting Beavers at Tanner Flowage.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Beavers

Beavers

Aug 25 2012

Jim Otto

Location: Meadow Valley SWA along Buckley Rd
Monroe County

Extremely dry conditions. I made a quick check between Copper Rd and Hwy 173, but found few butterflies.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

★ = New county photo record

Aug 26 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Brockway Rd.
Jackson County

Surprising number of Aphrodite Fritillaries.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Western Fox Snake

Western Fox Snake

Aug 26 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Dunnville Barrens SNA
Dunn County

85F, partly cloudy, somewhat breezy. I thought we'd see a lot more today, the weather seemed good for butterflies, and the Liatris and goldenrods were abundantly in full bloom. I only saw the Leonard's Skipper when I went chasing after a skink, otherwise, I probably would not have seen it. Also saw a white Liatris aspera. I don't know how common the white ones are, but that's the first one I've ever seen.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 26 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

Low 70's, overcast and very humid.

North to the county line from Medina Junction Road and south 3/4 of a mile.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 26 2012

Rhonda Curtiss

Location: Pikes Creek Parkway
Racine County

Aug 26 2012

Joan Rickert

Location: yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Aug 26 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard
Marquette County

77 degrees and cloudy. 4 PM. Quick walk around to see what was flying. Dainties have been the only consistant flyers here for the last few weeks.

Aug 26 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: my property and surrounding property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 27 2012

Lish Burton

Location: Northeastern side of city of Sheboygan
Sheboygan County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 27 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Navarino Wildlife Area
Shawano County

Also went to the nature center looking for Sachems in the butterfly garden without success.

Lots of Big Sand Tiger Beetles around here.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

★ = New county photo record

Aug 27 2012

Vicki Depies

Location: Our backyard, Random Lake Rd.
Sheboygan County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 27 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Schmeekle Reserve
Portage County

Around the parking lot off Northpoint Dr.

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 28 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Pine Island WLA, Rowe WPA, & Rocky Run WLA
Columbia County

84 Degrees, Sunny > Hazy > Partly Sunny. Lots to see. Mustard White stopped for a good look at Rocky Run, but no pict. Saw some large fast flying sulphurs flying long distances over the grasslands that didn't. 2 of the upper grasslands at Rocky Run are now round bales. Am excited for next spring as I found an area similar to the one at my father-in-law's, where I find Juniper Hairstreaks and E. Pine Elfins.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 28 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Buboltz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Question Mark

Question Mark

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 28 2012

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Aug 28 2012

Pam Campbell

Location: In my garden near Colfax.
Dunn County

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 28 2012

Pam Campbell

Location: My garden, near Colfax
Dunn County

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Aug 29 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Several locations from Katies Garden in Platteville to East Dubuque area..
Grant County

Warm, 90 degrees. The Sleepy Orange was seen at the same place we found that species 3 weeks ago. It was gratifying to see blues puddling in this area under severe drought!

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 29 2012

Jeanne Scherer

Location: N5680 County Road Q, Jefferson
Jefferson County

I saw this butterfly on the Lavendar Hyssop in my new (small) butterfly garden today. I first spotted it from the back window and at one point wondered if it was a drunken goldfinch with all that frantic flapping in the breeze! I was so excited that my camera was able to catch good images. This morning the garden also had a catepillar I have to id but didn't get a photo of. Monarch's I think. I can't wait to see what else it attracts!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 29 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Bauer Brockway SNS
Jackson County

Quick stop on the way to Minneapolis. Very dry.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 29 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Pierre Esprit Radisson and Medart Grosellieres, Hwy 27
Sawyer County

75, sunny

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Aug 29 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Sand Lake boat landing, CR-E south of Hwy 27/70
Sawyer County

75, sunny

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 29 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Across the street from the Tubby Forest Marker, Hwys 27/70
Sawyer County

75, sunny

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 29 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Namekagon-Court Oreilles Portage Historical Marker, Hwy 27 south of Hayward
Sawyer County

75, sunny & breezy.

Aug 29 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Park in Hayward, 3rd & Kansas
Sawyer County

Warm & sunny

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 29 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Back roads near Weyauwega
Waupaca County

Mostly Marsh Road south of Weyauwega and Colic Slough Road.

Mustard White at Colic Slough Rd. I thought I saw one here last time but I couldn't be sure.

Nineteen Dainty Sulphurs at the southeast corner of the fair grounds and nine on Marsh Rd.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 29 2012

Vicki Depies

Location: Our backyard, Random Lake Rd.
Sheboygan County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 30 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard
Marquette County

91 degrees, sunny and windy. 15 minutes in the yard and garden. Yesterday there were 25+ Dainty Sulphurs here. Even in the woods/marsh. Male and female Sachem.

Aug 30 2012

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth, in garden
Dane County

Aug 30 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Brockway & Bauer Rds
Jackson County

88, sunny

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 31 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Toft Point SNA
Door County

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Sachem

Sachem

Fringed Gentian

Fringed Gentian

Sachem

Sachem

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 31 2012

Ginny Nelson

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

There were also a couple of Skippers I could not ID with certainty.

Aug 31 2012

Dorothy Legler

Location: My yard in Sauk City
Sauk County

Aug 31 2012

Vicki Depies

Location: Our backyard, Random Lake Rd.
Sheboygan County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 31 2012

Nick Anich

Location: Wisconsin Point
Douglas County

Viceroy

Viceroy

★ = New county photo record

Aug 31 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner's Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

4:45-5:30